Centre faculty, staff and retirees honored at closing dinner
May 20, 2010 By Abby Malik
Centre College employees were in the spotlight at the College’s annual faculty and staff appreciation dinner and awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 18.
The Kirk Award for excellence in teaching, endowed by a 1995 gift from Mike and Joanne Kirk Duncan ’71, has been awarded annually since 1996. This year’s recipients are Helen Emmitt, NEH Professor of English; Bruce Johnson, Brown Professor of Economics; and Joe Workman, professor of chemistry.
The Horky Service Award went to Connie Gunterman and Teresa Adams. Created from a bequest from Lorette and John Horky ’32, the Horky Award recognizes outstanding achievement by facilities services employees and has been given annually since 1990.
Recipients of the Recognition Award, which honors non-physical plant staff, were Lori Burke, assistant manager of alumni/development information systems, and Cheryl Mayes, director of laboratory resources and safety.
Four professors were named Centre Scholars: Melissa Burns-Cusato, assistant professor of psychology; John Kinkade, assistant professor of English; Alex McAllister, associate professor of mathematics; and John Perry, assistant professor of economics. Being named a Centre Scholar is is a recognition of excellence in teaching, scholarly work and contributions to the college community. These awards are rotated among Centre’s full-time faculty on a biennial basis.
Retiring members of Centre’s faculty were also honored at the dinner: Brian Cooney, Stodghill Professor of Philosophy; Bill Garriott, Harlan Professor of Government; and William Levin, professor of art history.